LAST YEAR IN AN INTERVIEW AT ARMCHAIR GOLF, I asked Pat Perez what keeps him excited about the tour and game.
“Being in the hunt,” Perez said. “Playing the big events.”
In search of his first PGA Tour victory, the veteran is definitely in the hunt this week at the 50th Bob Hope Classic. Perez fired a record-setting 20-under total to grab the 36-hole lead. Perez and Tom Pernice Jr. are currently tied with the third round in progress.
“I’m competitive in everything I do, so to get to compete at something for a living is intense,” he told me.
Perez also said he enjoyed the circus atmosphere of the pro circuit.
“Being on the tour itself is exciting. I love the lifestyle, the doors it opens and the people you come across. I’m still amazed how many people love golf. Aside from the average fans, the actors, rock stars, pro athletes − it’s crazy.”
−The Armchair Golfer
(Photo: Pat Perez Golf)